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Collectors Corner - 500 Superfast Ferrari's Motor Show Car Flagship and toy for the rich, famous, beautiful and blue-blooded


Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5951SF - Hubert Mouget 1978 at the Nuerburgring

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5951SF - Hubert Mouget 1978 at the Nuerburgring

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5951SF - Hubert Mouget 1978 at the Nuerburgring

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5951SF - Hubert Mouget 1978 at the Nuerburgring

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5977SF - Ado Vallaster 1997 in Fiorano 50 anni Ferrari

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5977SF - Ado Vallaster 1997 in Fiorano 50 anni Ferrari

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5977SF - Ado Vallaster 1997 in Fiorano 50 anni Ferrari

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5977SF - Ado Vallaster 1997 in Fiorano 50 anni Ferrari

Since 2002 5977SF is displayed at Geneva in the Automobil Museum

Since 2002 5977SF is displayed at Geneva in the Automobil Museum

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5979SF at Mario Bernardi

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5979SF at Mario Bernardi

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5981SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5981SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5983SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 5983SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6039SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6039SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6041SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6041SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6043SF

Ferrari 330 GT 'Superfast' s/n 6267GT

Ferrari 330 GT 'Superfast' s/n 6267GT

Ferrari 330 GT 'Superfast' s/n 6267GT

Ferrari 330 GT 'Superfast' s/n 6267GT

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6305SF

Ferrari 500 Superfast s/n 6305SF

 

In 1964 in March the 1st of 36 Ferrari 500 Superfast LHD made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the exterior was light blue metallic with white exterior in the late 60's it was for sale in Auto Becker's Salon International with 20.000km on the odometer and a 35.000 DM price tag attached to it.  For Prince Bernhard of Netherlands a 330 Superfast was build.

The 500 Superfast displayed in Duesseldorf was the 1st 500 SF Prototype carrying serial number 5951SF it's first German owner was Consul Osterfeld of Fulgurit in Wunstorf Hannover. In 1968 itwas advertised in the German car Magazine Auto Motor Sport by Auto Becker with 20.000km. In 1977 it was advertised by Claus F. Mirbach with only 19.000km but already the price went up to DM 55.000. The next owner painted it unfortunately in fire engine red. In 1984 it found a new home at Ferrari Collector Charles Gnaediger in Bern and in 1992 it found a new home in Lugano.

In June 1964 5977SF the 2nd Ferrari 500 Superfast was delivered to Simons in Geneva, in 1969 it was sold to Swiss Architect Ado Vallaster were it found a new home for the next 30 years, it was delivered in Grigio Argento with rosso interior.

5979SF was the 3rd Ferrari 500 Superfast original exterior was Gold metallic with black interior it was delivered in July 1964 to a Californian customer. Before 1970 it was painted burgundy, in 1988 5979SF found it's way to OTG in Switzerland, in 1993 it was sold by Sotheby's in Zurich for $150,000.  In 2007 it was offered by Mario Bernardi.

5981SF was the 4th LHD Ferrari 500 Superfast and the 1964 Turin Show Car displayed in blue and nero, in October it was delivered to Napoli, 10 years later with 30,000 miles on the speedo it lived in the UK and moved to Nick Sopranos Motor Classic Corp. in White Plains NY, it was repainted metallic silver and went on to Frank Triarsi, in 1993 it was offered by "broker" Todd Morici. In 1997 it was offered on ebay but not sold for a high bid of $145,100. In 2000 it was with Skeets Dunn of Rancho Santa Fee, offered by Michel Sheehan ex European Car Sales, the dealer ship which sold most of collectable Ferraris ever for $315,000 to Eric Zausner. In 2004 it was offered by Berlinetta Motors of St. Ingbert for CPI Pieper, in 2006 Artcurial sold the 500 Superfast for €349.000.

In 1964 in March 5983SF a Ferrari 500 Superfast leaft the Ferrari factory with no rear seats, painted maroone featuring beige interior to star at the Brussels Motor Show and then to be delivered via Chinetti to Dupont in Philidelpia, itwas not sold at the Solo Ferrari Orion Monaco auction for a highbid of 1,685mio FFR, it went from auction to auction and dealer to dealer ... until lately sold again for €401,750 by Christie's at the Paris 2007 Retromobile.

The 1964 Chicago Show car was the 6th Ferrari 500 Superfast 5985SF, the exterior was Blu Scuro and the interior Marrone.  

The 7th Ferrari 500 Superfast was finalized 1965 January 12th, 5989SF was painted Azzuro and sold to Porta USA, in 1976 it owned by John Mecom jr., since 1978 it registered in California "316 XPF".

6033SF was the serial number of the 8th Ferrari 500 Superfast, it was completed 1965 January 26 and delivered via Auto Becker to Riess, it looked stunning in Gun Metallic with Nero leather interior. In 1989 it was offered for $800,000 by Ferrari of Walnut Creek, in 1990 it was not sold in the Geneva Sportscar auction for a $705,000 high bid, since 1996 it is back in the USA.

Prince Karim, Ali Khan's son was the 1st owner of the 9th Ferrari 500 Superfast 6039SF it was displayed the Geneva Car Show and delivered via Garage de Montchoisy in Geneva., it was painted Rosso Corsa and the leather was Naturale, in 1973 Peter Civati, California was the 1st USA owner, in 1974 it was  restored with new interior, rebuilt engine, gearbox, differential & suspension by Bill Gojkov "Bill de Carr" of Ferrari Unlimited Santa Ana for Otis Chandler San Marion, CA, with dark blue/tan connolly leather, then it joined 20 other Ferraris in the Grag Garrison stable in Montana, it wnet thru the hands of Skeets Dunn and Mike Sheehan to Eric Zausner.

Giallo sole with nero interior was the New York Show Car, this Ferrari 500 Superfast 6041SF left the factory 1965 March 16, and was sold to Richard Jacoby, NY, USA in 1989 it was rsetored by Francois Sicard, CT, USA, black with red leather, 12 years after the restoration Ted Johnson offered the car with 18,000 miles on the odometer asking $360,000. In 2007 the car has just completed Ground rubber up restoration and looks like it just had left the factory again shiny in Sun Yellow, and was offered by Ketcham Imports and sold to Robert Harris.   

6043SF was a LHD Ferrari 500 Superfast delivered in Verde with Nero leather to Lord James Hanson via Maranello Concessionaires in 1965 35 years later the was 3 triple black auctioned in Gstaad by Bonhams for Sfr 443,500 to Dutch Edgar Schermerhorn.

Prince Sadhruddin Aga Khan was the 1st owner of Ferrari 500 Superfast 6049SF, the 12th Superfast was for many years at Mas du Clos, in 1990 the engine was offered by Richard McEntyre, CA for $150,000, in 2000 the car sold  for $245,000 to Connecticut. 

Prince Bernhard of Netherlands took delivery in August 1964 of 6267GT a special ordered 330 Superfast, with a 330 engine 4 litre engine, in 1975 Robert Bornstein, CA owned the car, in 1991 it was onwed by Erich Traber until it sold in 2003 at the Bonhams Gstaad auction for Sfr 380,000 to Bonhams baker Dutch Evert Louwman. May be this car will be displayed in his new Museum since it has Dutch history.

The 13th Ferrari 500 Superfast 6303SF was sold to Peter Livanos, Greece, painted blu notte with leather Naturale. The car is in the San Diego area.

6305SF was delivered to Guido Monzino, Milano in May 1965 via Crepaldi, in 1972 it went to the USA the black paint was replaced by a dark red one, Mike Sheehan bought in in 1983 for $125,000, in 1991 Carex Sportwagen in Frankfurt paid $600,000 in 1999 the 14th Ferrari 500 Superfast went via Eberlein to Bruce McCaw's Collection, by then Nero and Naturale again. 

6307SF left the factory 1965 May 29, painted white  with marrone interior in the 60's a blue center stripe (American racing colors) was added, since 1994 the Ferrari 500 Supoerfast is displayed at The Behring Auto Museum, Danville.

6309SF was originally sold to Ernst-Wilhelm Sachs. In recent decades has been in bare metal with one owner in the Frankfurt area. This Ferrari 500 Superfast was finished 1965 July 15 in Blu Sera with Marrone interior. 

The car displayed at the London Motor Show in 1965, was the 500 Superfast 6345SF, painted Rosso Cina with Nero interior, the car was involved in an accident the driver was killed, the wreck was bought by JAP Engineering, the engine was installed in a 275 GTS.

500 Superfast 6351SF was delivered to Jersey via Maranello Concessionaires, finished 1965 November 28 in Grigio Argento with Nero interior, it was not sold in the 1991 Sotheby's Monaco auction at a highbid of $188,750. In 1994 it was offered by Cloverbush for PDS 98.500, described as "poor paint lower down, some localised rot starting underneath".

500 Superfast 6605SF was delivered to Reza Pahlevi, Shah of Iran, it is missing, according to rumours, still stored in Tehran with broken windshield, it was finished in Grigio Argento with Blu.

6615SF left the Ferrari factory 1965 September 21 in Blu Chiario with Naturale interior, the 1st customer was Heinz Biel, in Moers, Germany, in the early 80's it was restored dark blue / red by Francois Sicard and since 1983 the 500 Superfast belongs to a large Ferrari Collection in New Nork.

6659SF is a RHD 500 Superfast painted Grigio Argento with Red interior, it was delivered to Sir Eric Miller, it was sold in 1979 to Australia where it was auctioned in 1989 by Brooks for $758,000, and stayed in Australia. 

6661SF was delivered in 1965 to Jack S. Durlacher in RHD configuration, in 1980 Richard Attwood asked for PDS 18,000, in 1992 the Roy Scot Trust had an asking price tag from PDS 170,000 attached to the 23rd 500 Superfast.

Blu with Naturale interior was a RHD version completed 1965 July 21st delivered to Harry J. Hymans via Maranello Concessionaires, who just kept the 500 Superfast 6673SF for one year, in 1982 DK Engineering restored it and repainted it Rubino Red, it went to Ferrari collector Mark Tippetts, in 1992 it was auctioned by Coys and not sold the high bid was PDS 85,000, since 1994 it is displayed in the Maranello Rosso collection.

The actor Peter Sellers was the 1st owner of 500 Superfast 6679SF a RHD version, painted Nocciola Metallic with naturale interior, in 1998 it was auctioned by Brooks and sold for PDS 11,000. 

Barbara Hutton was 1st owner of 500 Superfast Series II 7817  it was  elegant looking in Grigio Argento with Rosso interior, offered by Mike Sheehan in 1981, in 1985 Thomass Barrett III paid $75,000 for it, next owner was racer Ed Lunken and in 1991 it was auctioned by Poulain Le Fur Auction, today it is owned by David Lettermann. Unfortunately it is now fire engine red.

In November 1965 the Shah of Iran received his 2nd LHD 500 Superfast 7975, Marrone with naturale interior, featuring air condition and power windows. In 1976 it was owned by Hugh Edgley who displayed in 1992 at the International Historic Festival in Silverstone.  

8019 was the Brussels Show Car, painted Blue Sera with Girigio interior, 1st owner was Leibowitz in the USA, in 1976 the Ferrari 500 Superfast joined Gil Nickel's yellow 340 America Vignale Spyder s/n 0140A (Oakville, CA), may be it is still with the Nickel family.

8083 was delivered new to Willis Bailard in California, Mike Dunn won many major Concours awards with the Blu Scuro / blu 500 Superfast, in 2002 it was auctioned in Arizona by RM and sold for $335,000.

8253 was completed in January 1966 and sold to Stanley Friden of Diablo, CA, ten years later it found a new home for 10+ years in Texas, moving into the Turing Wheel Collection for $550,000, in 1996 via Bernardi to Ferrari Enthusiast M. Ficht in Germany and 10 years later the 500 Superfast was sold for €330.000 by www.mariobernardi.com/ for M. Ficht. The orginal color was Blu Sera with Blu interior.

8273 was completed in January 1966 in Avorio and Nero interior and sold to Knowles in California, later it was painted red. Since 1988 the 500 Superfast is with William Kontes, Milville, NJ, who paid $250.000. Did it move with Bill to Florida ... hm good question ... we don't know.

8299 featured airconditioning and was the New York Motor Show car, painted in Grigio Argento and Rosso interior, the 1st owner was Schwartz of Brooklyn, in 1992 the 500 Superfast was offered by Ed Waterman's Motorcar Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale for $495,000.   

8459 was a RHD 500 Superfast Blu Chiaro with Naturale interior Jack Durlachers second Superfast, in 1976 it was offered by Terry Hoyle for PDS 70,000, in 1992 it was sold on the Sotheby's Hendon London Auction for $208,353.

The 34th 500 Superfast 8565 was painted Blu Sera with Girgio interior, featuring air condition, power windows and power steering, in 1995 offered by Ed Waterman's Motorcar Gallery for $295,000 and sold to a Seattle Ferrari Collector, there after it was restored Dark Blue with Cognac leather.

500 Superfast 8739 is painted Azzuro with Beige interior was completed as 34th Superfast in April 1966, the 1st owner was Joseph Bettendorf, Biscayne Bay, FL, USA, in 1973 Henry W. Desormeau, Latham, NY, USA paid $19,000 for the Superfast it was repainted red, in 1997 it was offered by Forza Motorsport for $160,000, in 1993 it was not sold during RM's Monterey Sportscar auction the highbid was $270,000.

In June 1966 8817 was completed as 35th 500 Superfast, painted Grigio Argento with Black interior, black carpets, fog lights, 5 speed, a/c, power windows, servo, delivered to John Winter Napoleon, Ohio, in 1979 John Mozart bought it from Ed Waterman, the car was then red and black, in 1990 Mozart offered it for $800,000, Brooks sold it at the Monaco auction for $337,000, new owner was Seydoux in France. In 2005 May was offered by Modena Motorsport. In 2007 it is auctioned on June 19th by Artcurial.     

The 500 Superfast production ended with 8897 the 36th car in August 1966, it was RHD, painted Avorio with Naturale interior and was delivered to Colonel Ronnie Hoare, GB . It was bought by Philipp Marcq for $123,000 in May 1987 at the Christie's Monaco auction, just one year later it was sold at the COYS Wembley auction for $584,251. For 10 years it was part of the "` | ´" Collection. Since 2004 it is part of the Blackhawk Collection in Dabville, California.  

In 1964 the 1st 500 Superfast was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show, it's 4,963 liter engine produced 400 bhp at 6500 rpm. As with the 400 SA, the engine’s total displacement served as the name for the model (500 for 5.0-liters). 24 units with 4-speed gearboxes were produced. In 1966 the second series of 12 cars started using a 5-speed gearbox and adding extra speed.

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Mercato updated 31/12/2007

Ferrari 500 Superfasts sold fast... 

While Ferrari's top model of the 60's, the prestigious 500 Superfast, was a shelf warmer in dealer showrooms throughout the years 2006 and 2007, not less than 6 (!) Ferrari 500 Superfasts have changed hands in December 2007 for prices between EUR. 550-620.000.-. Only 8459SF, a late RHD Superfast was sold for less - EUR. 350.000.- (incl. buyer's prem.) at Bonhams Olympia Sale on 3rd December, 2007. It seems collector's have now realized the true value of these cars and rightly so.

You could have made a nice buy at Bonhams Olympia Sale ....